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linseed oil

a drying oil obtained by pressing flaxseed, used in making paints, printing inks, linoleum, etc.
Origin of linseed oil
1540-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There are no sharp edges, and the wood is finished with linseed oil.
  • linseed oil type curing compound has been shown by past experience to provide increased scaling resistance over the first winter.
British Dictionary definitions for linseed oil

linseed oil

a yellow oil extracted from seeds of the flax plant. It has great drying qualities and is used in making oil paints, printer's ink, linoleum, etc
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